Air Mobility Command Museum - McDonnell Douglas C-9A Nightingale
Bill Maloney

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McDonnell Douglas C-9A Nightingale Specifications:

Length: 119 feet 4 inches
93 feet 5 inches
27 feet, 6 inches
Empty 57,000lbs Loaded - 120,700lbs
Max Speed: 562 mph
Cruise Speed: 534 mph
Range: 2,000 miles
Service Ceiling: 33,400 feet
Fuel Capacity: 3,600 gallons internal
Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney JDBT-9 Turbojets 14,500lbs thrust each
First Flight : June 6, 1965
Cost: $15,900,000

The C-9A is a medivac aircraft with the crew including two flight nurses and three medical technicians. It could carry 40 litter patients and had onboard an extensive array of medical equipment for treatment of the patients.


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